Noun: backing ba-king
Verb: back bak
- The act of providing approval and support
"his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives";
- backup, championship, patronage
- Something forming a back that is added for strengthening
- Financial resources provided to make some project possible
"the foundation provided backing for the experiment";
- support, financial support, funding, financial backing, sponsorship
- (music) musicians and vocalists who support the main performer
- Pick one person to give support and approval to in a particular role
"I backed Kennedy in 1960";
- endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support
- Travel backward
"back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
- Give support or one's approval to
"I can't back this plan";
- second, endorse, indorse
- Cause to travel backward
"back the car into the parking spot"
- Support financial backing for
"back this enterprise"
- Be in back of
"My garage backs their yard"
- Place a bet on
"Which horse are you backing?";
- bet on, gage [archaic], stake, game, punt
- Shift to a counterclockwise direction
"the wind backed"
- Establish as valid or genuine
"Can you back up your claims?";
- back up
- Strengthen by providing with a back or backing
Derived forms: backings
See also: back out, back up
Type of: affirm, approval, approve, approving, back up, bed, bet, blessing, change over, confirm, corroborate, finance, go, greenlight, green-light, layer, lie, locomote, move, O.K., OK, okay, play, reinforcement, resource, sanction, shift, strengthen, strengthener, substantiate, support, sustain, switch, toughen, travel, wager
Antonym: advance, front, veer
Part of: framework
Encyclopedia: Backing Back, Outer Hebrides